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Girona, Spain

by WCC on June 13, 2012

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Girona is a city and municipality Spanish capital of the homonymous province and the region of Gironés in the autonomous community of Catalonia. It belongs to the realm of Counties Gerundensas (Comarques Gironines) and the Urban System of Gerona, according to the General Territorial Plan of Catalonia. The city is crossed by the rivers Ter, Güell, Galligants and Onar, at an altitude of 75 m above sea level. Its district bounded on the north San Julian de Ramis and Sarria de Ter, east Celrá , southeast with Juya and Quart, southwest to Fornells, Vilablareix and Salt, and west by San Gregorio. It is the center of the urban area of Girona and Girona Urban System.

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The municipality had 96,722 inhabitants in 2011. Its Old Quarter or Barri Vell is one of the most evocative of Catalonia, with monumental elements are unique in Europe. It is bounded on the east by the so-called Walk the Great Wall, the way around the ancient walls dating from Charlemagne (s. IX) and the Late Middle Ages (s. XIV and XV). Its monuments include the Call (the Jewish Quarter, one of the best preserved in Spain) and its famous colorful houses of Onar and its Cathedral, with a single nave, the widest in the world.

The old town of Girona, the heart of the primitive Roman city of Gerunda, contains all the most important artistic heritage of the city and is surrounded by huge canvas wall that can be covered by the Archaeological Walk and Wall Walk out with a beautiful viewpoint over the city. Gerona are very characteristic of the houses hanging over the river Onar. These picturesque houses built over the centuries by the river give a splendid of a small Mediterranean city. All facades are painted along the river palette afforded by Enric Ansesa, James J. Faixó and architects Fuses and J. Viader.

Within the crossroads of medieval streets stands the Jewish Quarter, El Call, where he lived until the late fifteenth century a small community. This is one of the best preserved medieval centers in Europe. Stresses in the same Bonastruc Ça Porta Centre, possible former synagogue now converted into a study center. North side of the center is the Montjuïc, or Mount of the Jews.

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